Category Archives: Misc

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios “Nasturtium” table lamp, circa 1905, lit up the room for $206,250 in an online-only Design Auction held April 3 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, an important “Holtz” table crafted in 1986 by George Nakashima (1905-1990) […]

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Artist Russ Heath has plied his craft from comic books to fine art across the decades. Virtually any student of comic book history can vouch that the phrase “living legend” is as over-used as it is in any other entertainment niche, but in this case the term actually does […]

Ken’s Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken’s Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall British food sculptor Paul Baker has painstakingly recreated the iconic cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, using nothing but breakfast foods. He was commissioned by the Beefeater UK Grill restaurant chain, […]

Collecting Asian Art

19th Century Japanese Vases

Collecting Asian Art by Isadore M. Chait This article is for the novice collectors as well as seasoned collectors. Asian Art encompasses a vast number of specific categories and includes numerous countries where the art was and is being produced. Let me break it down for you into simpler categories, or at least the major […]

Pennsylvania Doodle 4 Google Winners on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pennsylvania Doodle 4 Google Winners on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2012   This summer, ten Pennsylvania State Finalists in the 2012 Doodle 4 Google contest will have their doodles exhibited in the Museum, in the Education Corridor, along with three different interactive stations […]